HRH The Princess Royal opens new IGMM building
On 7th July 2016, HRH The Princess Royal visited the MRC Institute of Genetics & Molecular Medicine at the University of Edinburgh (IGMM) to officially open the new East Building: July 2016
On 7th July 2016, HRH The Princess Royal visited the MRC Institute of Genetics & Molecular Medicine at the University of Edinburgh (IGMM) to officially open the new East Building.
The Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine East Building is a £14M project jointly funded by the Wellcome Trust–Wolfson Foundation, the Medical Research Council and the University of Edinburgh. It was designed to physically and intellectually link the three partner centres and units of the IGMM - the MRC Human Genetics Unit, the Centre for Genomic and Experimental Medicine and the Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre.
The exciting new environment is attracting the brightest and best researchers to push at the boundaries of genome science and data science - the new building hosts 100 data scientists, as part of our 500–strong Institute, working on some of the most pressing problems in medicine.
HRH The Princess Royal, Chancellor of the University of Edinburgh, toured the building to meet Chancellors Fellows and students who have benefitted from the new facilities and improved interactions across the Institute, discussing key research priorities.
HRH The Princess Royal officially opened the new building at a reception with invited guests, unveiling a plaque and giving thanks to all those involved in the building project and to researchers across the IGMM.